New SEU Campus Pastors Announced

We are excited to announce that James and Brittany Powell will be joining the SEU community as our new campus pastors!

James will be serving as the executive director for spiritual formation, while Brittany will be serving as the director of ministry operations. The Powells are stepping into these positions following the transition of previous campus pastor, Tori Hammer, to an exciting new role at Saints Church in New York, New York.

Beginning July 16, the Powells will officially be residing on the traditional Lakeland campus. Most recently, the Powells had been working in California, where James was serving as the co-pastor of Bayside Church’s Adventure campus in Roseville, and Brittany was working as the recruitment and marketing director for Thrive School in Sacramento. As Bayside Church’s accredited discipleship program, Thrive School is affiliated with SEU’s partner site Thriving Churches International. The Powells have years of experience serving in various roles together, including co-directing as lead pastors at Anchors Church in Oneonta, Alabama. They have also worked in churches in the states of Washington and Missouri. 

“James and Brittany are the perfect fit as spiritual leaders for our university. They both have a clear passion for guiding people in discovering the calling God has placed on their lives and truly living that calling out. I believe that God has placed them on our campus to accomplish everything He has put on our hearts for this next season,” said President Kent Ingle.

James commented, “We are so honored to be joining the dream team at Southeastern. We believe that SEU is forming tomorrow’s leaders, today. Our divine call to have an impact on our culture starts by investing in these leaders.”

“It’s our hope that as we throw our lives into pastoring these amazing students that they will have an anchor of hope drilled down deep and when the storms of life hit, they won’t drift from their faith,” added Brittany.

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